A trio of 3s by a guy named Trey helped the South team regain the lead it had lost Saturday at the Metro Basketball Coaches Association all-star game.
Papillion-La Vista guard Trey Moore knocked down three consecutive 3-point shots late in the fourth quarter to rally the South squad to a 111-96 victory over the North before an estimated 350 at Creighton Prep.
Two blocked shots by Ralston’s William Bassett provided the defensive spark that led to a couple of Moore’s bombs. It was that kind of solid play at both ends of the court in the first, second and fourth quarters that helped the South build its initial lead and erase a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit.
“We tried to play everybody, and we were mixing and matching groups a couple of times,” said South coach Dan Moore, Trey’s father. “We ended up with our best scorers at the end. We were a little undersized, but guys like Shawn Martin (of Millard West) and Bassett did some good stuff.”
The South also won the girls game as Meghan Dennis of Gretna was named MVP after scoring a game-high 18 points in a 61-45 victory over the North.
From the start of the boys game, it looked like the South would dominate for the entire 40 minutes. The South jumped ahead 12-1 and led 22-13 at the end of the first quarter.
The lead grew to 50-33 late in the second quarter before one of three dunks by Omaha Burke’s Tre Hymer got the North within 50-35 at halftime.
The game took a dramatic turn in the third quarter as the North outscored the South 40-21 to take a 75-71 lead into the fourth quarter. Omaha South’s Treston Mayo scored seven of his 14 points in the third while both Hymer and Omaha Benson’s Tyron Criswell scored six of their team-high 18 points.
So how did the South respond? By winning the fourth quarter by the same score it had lost the third — 40-21. The South outscored the North 27-9 in the final five minutes.
Moore had 14 of his game-high 31 points and Omaha Gross standout Dylan Travis scored 16 of his 28 points in the final 10 minutes. Also finishing in double figures for the South were Martin with 14 and Bassett with 10.
Two members of the North team capped a busy day. Darian Barrientos-Jackson of Omaha Central and Fernando Hildreth of Boys Town both played in the Shrine Bowl football game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln before taking the court at Prep.
Barrientos-Jackson, who will play football at Iowa Western this fall, said he’s also strongly considering playing basketball for the Reivers once football season is done.
“It was a very interesting day,” Barrientos-Jackson said. “I love football and I love basketball. So when you get the chance to play the two sports you love in an organized game on the same day, it’s pretty special.”
Barrientos-Jackson said he had plenty of time to get back from Lincoln in time for the game.
“I even had time to shower at home,” Barrientos-Jackson said. “I was almost late because I was walking through the wrong part of the school, but eventually I found everybody.”
Hildreth scored 14 points and Barrientos-Jackson finished with nine.
South .......... 22 28 21 40—111
North .......... 13 22 40 21—96
S: Joe Jasnowski 5, William Bassett 10, AJ Ourada 2, Ethan Montalvo 8, Shawn Martin 14, Tyler Alitz 2, Trey Moore 31, Joe Imig 4, Wyatt Fallett 2, Cyrell Hodges 5, Dylan Travis 28.
N: Dylan Wills 2, Darian Barrientos-Jackson 9, Parnell Mathews 5, Fernando Hildreth 14, Treston Mayo 14, Max Ritchie 6, Tyron Criswell 18, Nate Dartman 2, Tre Hymer 18, Deshaun Roberts 8.
South girls 61, North girls 45
After trailing 29-26 at halftime, the South squad outscored the North 15-10 in the third period for a 41-39 lead heading into the final eight minutes.
That’s when the South took over the game. Led by six points from Gretna’s Dennis, the South outscored the North 20-6 to pull away for the victory.
Jordyn Wollenburg of Gretna led the North with 17 points and Lauren Meyers of Omaha Westside added 12.
South .......... 9 17 15 20—61
North .......... 8 21 10 6—45
S: JeKara Hart 4, Brea Sebatka 9, Emily Gamble 4, Rachel Hagge 5, Meghan Dennis 18, Allison Wolff 2, Jasmine McCoy 2, Shannon Mulcahy 9, Haley Tarpanian 2, Brianna Rollerson 6.
N: Mackenzie Lammel 5, Jerrica Jackson 4, Lauren Meyers 12, Alexis Vega 4, Danielle Jones 3, Jordyn Wollenburg 17.
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